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CRC Article = 51
Article 2(1)(d) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969) defines a reservation as "a unilateral statement, however phrased or named, made by a state, when signing, ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to a treaty, whereby it purports to exclude or modify the legal effect of certain provisions of the treaty in their application to that state". Reservations must be distinguished from other statements made with regard to a treaty that are not intended to have the legal effect of a reservation, such as understandings, political statements and interpretative declarations. Most treaties declare their positions as regards reservations. Some specify that reservations are possible with regard to certain provisions only, while others prohibit altogether any reservations. The CRC provides in Article 51 that reservations may be made by States at the time of ratification or accession, and shall be received and circulated to all States by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Reservations incompatible with the object and purpose of the CRC shall not be permitted. The rules of international treaty law concerning reservations are set forth in Articles 19 to 23 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969).

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Amendments   Denunciation   Depositary